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Baby Surprise Jacket!

Nothing but knit! A few double decreases here, invisible increases there, and a buttonhole or two. This funny looking object seams up into a great looking baby jacket. Experience the unique and surprising construction while knitting and seaming this project under the guidance of an expert.
Instructor - TBA
Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, bind off

Supplies:
  • yarn: (may require more if working stripes)
        newborn—255 yds sport-weight (6 sts/in)
        6-12 month—440 yds worsted (4.5 sts/in)
  • 24-inch circular needles—size to go with yarn
  • split-ring markers
  • stitch holders
  • tapestry needle

Kids Only Knitting!

A knitting class--just for kids! This class welcomes children of all experience levels. Whether your kiddo wants to learn the basics of knitting (including how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off) or needs help learning a new skill or starting a new project, this class will be a perfect fit. Suitable for ages 8 to 12.
Instructor - Kelsey Leib
Prerequisite skills: None!

Supplies:
  • skein Encore Worsted or similar weight yarn (4.5 sts/in)
  • US size 9 needles

Lace Experiments

Yarn overs and decreases interact to give lace patterns shape and form. Switch decrease type or placement and the character of the lace can change completely. Why is this so? We’ll review the characteristics of lace building blocks and look at how their placement affects the resulting lace piece. Never used charts? You’ll learn how to read them, as well as how to prevent and fix mistakes. Then we’ll experiment with different lace patterns, taking them from chart to swatch and examining the end result. Take your knitted lace (or lace knitting!) to the next level!
Instructor - Beth Whiteside
Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off plus basic lace stitches (yo, K2tog and SSK)

Supplies:
  • 50 yards sport or dk weight yarn
  • US 7 (4.5 mm) needle to 9 (5.5mm) needles (depending on weight and if loose/tight knitter)
  • 50 yards lace weight yarn
  • US 5 (3.75mm) to 7 (4.5 mm) needles (depending on if loose/tight knitter)
  • Ring markers
  • Small amount of scrap yarn

  • Homework:

    With Sport/DK yarn, cast on 24 sts. Knit 4 rows.
    Row1: K1, [yo, k2tog] to last stitch, k1.
    Row 2: Purl.
    Repeat rows 1&2 9 more times.
    Row 1: K1, [ssk, yo] to last stitch, k1.
    Row 2: Purl.
    Repeat rows 1&2 9 more times. Knit 4 rows. Bind off.



Beret Francais

Parlez-vous beret Francais? Oui! Learn how to make a designer beret in this two part class! Parfais for a tres chic winter ensemble! Pattern and designer tricks-of-the-trade included.
Instructor - Amy Chambers
Prerequisite skills: Hats 101 or prior hat making experience.

Supplies:
  • 100 yards bulky weight yarn (3 sts/in)
  • US size 10.5 & 11, 16-inch circular needles and US size 11 double pointed needles
  • stitch markers

Broiche Knitting

Expand your horizons and explore with color in brand new ways! Marc Smollin, a knitwear designer based in Berlin, will be teaching this special one-night seminar on brioche knitting. You will learn the two-color Italian cast on and bind off as well as the broiche purl and knit stitch while you start a pair of reversible fingerless gloves.
Instructor - Marc Smollin
Prerequisite skills: Intermediate

Supplies:
  • 200 yarns fingering weight wool
  • US size 6 circular needles

Cables

Learn to make those impressive cables that everyone drools over! This surprisingly simple skill opens a world of possibilities.
Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi
Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off

Supplies:
  • worsted weight yarn
  • needles to go with yarn
  • cable needle
  • row counter
  • optional: stitch markers

Continental Knitting

Mix it up! The Continental method of knitting is where your yarn in held in the left hand and is “picked” by the needle. This class is perfect for knitters who knit “English” style, meaning the yarn is carried in the right hand and “thrown” around the needle.
Instructor - Bryna McLane
Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, purl

Supplies:
  • worsted or chunky weight yarn
  • needles to go with yarn

Cowl-o-Rama

Design your own cowl! Keep it simple or make it complex. Class concepts will help you decide how much you’re ready to take on.
Instructor - Beth Whiteside
Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off.

Supplies:

  • 100 yards DK or heavier yarn
  • needles to go with yarn
  • Homework:

    • Complete the three swatches below and bring to your first session of class.
    • SWATCH ONE: Cast on 28 st. Work in 2x2 rib until work measures 5 inches. Bind off.
    • SWATCH TWO: Cast on 38 st (1 selvedge stitch each end). Work Seaweed Pattern as follows:
    • Row 1: K1, (P4, K2) to last st, K1
    • Row 2 and all other even rows: K1; knit the knit sts, purl the purl sts as they appear to last st, K1
    • Row 3: K1, (P3, K3) to last st, K1
    • Row 5: K1, (P2, K4) to last st, K1
    • Row 7: K1, P1, (K3, P3) to last 6 sts, K4, P1, K1
    • Row 9: K1, P1, (K3, P3) to last 6 sts, K3, P2, K1
    • Row 11: K1, P1, (K2, P4) to last 6 sts, K2, P3, K1
    • Repeat Rows 1-12 two more times. Bind off.
    • SWATCH THREE:Choose your own stitch pattern! Using the many stitch dictionaries out there for reference, create a 5 x 5” swatch.

Crochet 101

Learn to create with only a hook and a ball of yarn. This class will include the basic stitches plus granny squares, pattern reading and more.
Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi
Prerequisite skills: None!

Supplies:
  • worsted weight cotton (4.5 sts/in) such as Fantasy Naturale
  • Size I crochet hook
  • Locking Stitch Markers

Further supplies will be discussed in class.

Crochet 201

Get help with your project. We will cover reading the pattern shorthand, understanding international crochet chart symbols, making gauge calculations, finishing techniques and many more helpful tips. Very informative follow up to our “Crochet 101” class.
Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi
Prerequisite skills:chain, sc, hdc & dc

Supplies:
  • smooth light colored yarn
  • range of appropriate hook sizes
  • pattern/project you want help with
  • notebook

Further supplies will be discussed in class.

Crochet for Kids

A beginning crochet class – just for kids! In three sessions, you can learn the basics of crochet. You can make hair scrunchies, bracelets or coin purses in the third class! Suitable for children ages 8 and up.
Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi
Prerequisite skills: None!

Supplies:
  • worsted weight cotton (4.5 sts/in) such as Fantasy Naturale
  • Size I crochet hook


Crochet Amigurumi Workshop

Bring any crochet amigurumi pattern and we will decipher it together. Instructions on "magic ring start", "jogless color changes", "slip two, chain one method" and more. Third meeting will cover sewing pieces together and face embroidery.
Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi
Prerequisite skills: Basic crochet knowledge needed (chain and single crochet)

Supplies:
  • bring pattern with yarn and hooks, small amount of stuffing
  • Clover coil-less plastic safety pin type markers (7/8" long)
  • Additional supplies will be discussed at first meeting


Crochet Christmas Lights

Crochet a colorful garland of Christmas lights! Learn some fun new techniques while creating a family heirloom or gorgeous holiday gift.
Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi
Prerequisite skills:chain and sc (hdc, dc, “in the round” crochet helpful but optional)

Supplies:
  • 2-3 different colors of worsted weight yarn (small amounts each) for bulbs
  • small amount of gray worsted weight yarn for bulb stem
  • one skein of dark gray or black worsted weight yarn for cord
  • B (2.25) and D (3.25) crochet hooks


Crochet Christmas Stocking

Ho ho ho! Get festive with your crochet skills and create a beautiful heirloom along the way. We cover added embellishments, jogless color changes, and more.
Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi
Prerequisite skills:chain and sc (hdc, dc, “in the round” crochet helpful but optional)

Supplies:
  • 200 yards assorted colors of worsted weight yarn (4.5 sts/in)
  • crochet hook to match (H or I)


Crochet Edges and Trims

Attach decorative edges to knit and crochet items to bring beauty and interest to any piece of clothing. Learn how to understand multiples/repeats and balancing stitches plus how to turn corners
Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi
Prerequisite skills: Chain and basic crochet stitches

Supplies:
  • A square or rectangular knit or crochet project that could use an edging.
  • Different color balls of the same weight yarn as your wash cloth or blanket and an assortment of hooks.
  • Feel free to bring any knit or crochet item that needs a crochet border, along with appropriate yarn and hook.


Crochet Hats

Crochet hats are so easy to adapt! Starting from the top down with the “adjustable magic ring” method, learn the standard formula for increasing. As you work down, you’ll figure out how to apply different stitch patterns, jogless stripes, and brims to your hat. A great follow-up to Crochet 101.
Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi
Prerequisite skills: Chain and basic crochet stitches (single, half double, double)

Supplies:
  • 100 yards of bulky weight or 200 yards of worsted weight yarn
  • corresponding crochet hook (H or I for worsted, J for bulky yarn)
  • locking stitch markers


Crochet Motifs

The first of a series of crochet motif classes. Crochet motifs (which include granny squares) can be any shape from circles to hexagons. You can experiment with several and join them together to create a fantastic quilt! In this class, you will learn to make the “French Truffle” motif (page 169 of the Harmony Guide’s Crochet Stitch Motifs book). You will also learn how to read written and charted instructions to help you with future projects.
Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi
Prerequisite skills: Basic crochet skills. Must have made a granny square or have worked in the round before.

Supplies:
  • A copy of the Harmony Guide's Crochet Stitch Motifs book
  • Three different color yarns of the same thickness and a hook to match
  • Locking stitch markers
  • Post-it notes
  • Scissors
  • Darning needles


Darning Hand Knit Socks

Save your precious socks. Learn how to reinforce weak spots with duplicate stitch and repair small holes with swiss darning in first class. Then learn to knit "attach as you go" patches for larger missing areas and the traditional weave darning in the second class.
Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi
Prerequisite skills: Basic knitting knowledge

Supplies:
  • 20 inches of contrasting color non fuzzy worsted weight yarn
  • socks in need of repair
  • matching or same weight yarn
  • darning needle
  • darning egg or a lightbulb

  • Homework:

    Using light color non fuzzy worsted weight yarn and needles THREE times large than you would normally use, cast on 20 stitches knit 6 rows of garter stitch then work 20 rows of stockinette ending with 6 rows of garter stitch. We want a loose and open fabric to practice the techniques on.


Design to Fit Sweater Workshop

You completed a sweater. Now increase your satisfaction by designing one that fits you better! Create your own pattern with elements that flatter your body type, take measurements to ensure a good fit, choose yarn that compliments your sweater’s structure, and understand how it all works together. Includes plan-ahead finishing techniques.
Instructor - Barbara Paley
Prerequisite skills:Intermediate level knitter; must have made at least one sweater.

Supplies:
  • a ready-made or handknit sweater that looks good on you and one that could fit you better
  • at least 4 pictures or tear outs from catalogs, magazines or knitting books of sweaters that inspire you
  • a measuring tape (not ruler) for taking body measurements
  • paper and pen for notes

Entrelac Beginnings

Tiers of triangles and rectangles create the interlaced appearance of entrelac fabric. The basic techniques for casting on, working rectangles, picking up stitches and joining units are covered as we start a simple scarf. We'll also discuss other types of entrelac units and their use, as well as design considerations.
Instructor - Beth Whiteside
Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off.

Supplies:
  • 180 yards each of 2 colors (worsted weight yarn)
  • size 8 or 9 needles (24 inch circular preferred, but not essential)
  • Homework: With first color, cast on 5 stitches. Beginning with a purl row, work 10 rows in Stockinette stitch.

Fair Isle

This class will help you take your first steps into the world of color work. Learn the fundamental techniques and essential tips to successfully master this advanced skill.
Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi
Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off

Supplies:
  • practice yarn (two contrasting colors, worsted weight)
  • needles to go with yarn
  • Fair Isle is traditionally done in the round but can be done flat. If you want to work in the round, bring needles needed to work 60 sts in the round. If you want to work flat bring either straight or circular needles appropriately sized for the yarn weight.

Fingerless Gloves

By using gauge and hand measurements, you will create custom fit gloves with cut-off fingertips that are perfect for San Francisco. The magic loop technique allows you to work in the round on one long circular needle and is a great alternative to double pointed needles. You will also learn the German twisted cast on, the suspended bind off and a right and left increase technique. (A great follow-up to Hats 101.).
Instructor - TBA
Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off, knit in the round.

Supplies:
  • 200 yds worsted weight yarn (4.5 to 5 sts/in)
  • US size 7 needles—40 inch circulars with a flexible cord
  • stitch markers
  • darning needle
  • measuring tape

Finish It!

Create beautiful and professional looking garments! Learn how to sew finished vertical, horizontal, and curved edges together on a variety of stitch patterns using the Mattress Stitch technique.
Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi
Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off

Supplies/Homework:
  • Bring swatches listed below, darning needle, and a length of worsted weight yarn in a contrasting color to sew your swatches.


    Using a light to medium solid colored yarn, make the following swatches:

    CO 22 sts, work 6 rows in K2, P2 ribbing, then work 14 rows in stockinette stitch, bind off. Make two.

    CO 22 sts, work 20 rows in garter stitch, bind off. Make two.

    CO 22 sts, work 20 rows K2, P2 ribbing, bind off. Make two.


Fixing Mistakes

Mistakes happen, whether you're brand new to knitting or not! Learn how to pick up a dropped stitch, unknitting and unpurling, "frogging" with confidence, and more. You'll learn how mistakes happen, how to fix them, and how to prevent them! (A great follow-up to Knitting 101.)
Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi and Kelsey Leib
Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, purl and cast off.

Supplies:
  • Cast on 20 sts of light to medium color worsted weight yarn with appropriate needles and work 10 rows in a Garter stitch ( knit all rows), then knit 10 rows in Stockinette stitch ( knit a row, purl a row) don't cut yarn, leave work on needles.
  • Please have your homework done before the start of class, there is no down time to complete it during class. Bring in this sample piece to try out the techniques on.

Free Form Crochet Workshop

Doodling with yarn, no pattern, no gauge, and no mistakes. Learn how to create continuously in all directions. Your one-of-a-kind results can turn into garments, purses, blankets or anything imaginable. Learn new attaching techniques, new stitches, new shapes, and how to work with novelty yarns. Since you only need small amounts of yarn, free-form crochet is a great way to try out a variety of luxury yarns and use up odds and ends. Love the work of Prudence Mapstone and Jenny Dowde? Then this is the workshop for you.
Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi
Prerequisite skills:Chain and single crochet (half double and double helpful, but not required)

Supplies:
  • Assortment of small amounts of yarn, corresponding hooks

Hairpin Lace

Want to learn a new technique or quick lace making? With a hairpin fork, you will see how easy it is to make strips of lace in any length you desire. In two sessions, you will have a hairpin lace scarf of your very own.
Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi
Prerequisite skills: Beginning crochet skills needed.

Supplies:
  • 300-400 yds worsted weight yarn (4 sts/in)
  • size H crochet hook
  • hairpin lace fork or loom

Please select yarn with some give. Wool is suggested.

Hats 101

Put a lid on it! Keep your head warm—knit your first hat in 2 easy sessions. We'll teach you the techniques to make a hat any size you want using any yarn you want!
Instructor - Amy Chambers
Prerequisite skills: Cast on and knit

Supplies:
  • one skein bulky yarn (3 sts/in)
  • two circular needles (one 16-inch and one 24-inch) to go with yarn
  • ring markers
  • knit chek
  • pen and paper
  • darning needle

Hats 201

Take your hat-making skills to the next level! Learn how to stripe using different colored/textured yarns, how to use different stitch combinations (including cable, checker, rib, and twisted rib), and how to add ear flaps, brims, pompons, and duplicate stitches. (A perfect follow-up to Hats 101!)
Instructor - Amy Chambers
Prerequisite skills: Hats 101 or knowledge of how to make hats required

Supplies:
  • 90-100 yds bulky or chunky weight yarn (3-3.5 sts/in)
  • complimentary colored/textured yarn for stripes (amount varies)
  • US size 11, 16-inch circular needles
  • cable needle
  • markers (preferably closed)
  • tapestry needle

Intarsia

Let's have a BLOCK PARTY! Color blocks that is. Come learn all of the essentials including chart reading to tackle those color block and picture knitting projects you want to make.
Instructor - TBA
Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off

Supplies:
  • practice yarn (two colors, same thickness)
  • needles to go with yarn

Knitting 101

Welcome to the world of yarn! Learn to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. Start your first scarf, poncho, or blanket in week 3!
Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi
Prerequisite skills: None!

Bring to the first class:
  • one skein bulky or chunky weight yarn (3-3.5 sts/in) in a light or bright color
  • US size 11, 24-inch circular needles, bamboo
  • darning/tapestry needle
  • Knit Chek

Further materials will be discussed during first class.

Knit Amigurumi Workshop

Bring any knit amigurumi or toy pattern and we will decipher it together. Instructions on "Emily Ocher start", "jogless color changes", "Turkish Cast On" and more. Third meeting will cover sewing pieces together and face embroidery.
Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi
Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off, knitting in the round with DPNs

Supplies:
  • bring pattern with yarn and needles, small amount of stuffing
  • clover coil-less plastic safety pin type markers (7/8" long)
  • additional supplies will be discussed at first meeting


Knit Christmas Lights

Knit a colorful garland of Christmas lights! Learn some fun new techniques while creating a family heirloom or gorgeous holiday gift.
Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi
Prerequisite skills:knit in the round with dpns

Supplies:
  • 2-3 different colors of worsted weight yarn (small amounts each) for bulbs
  • small amount of medium grey worsted weight yarn for bulb stem
  • one skein of dark grey or black worsted weight yarn for cord
  • Size 2 (2.75 mm) and 3 (3.25mm) double point needles


Knit Christmas Stocking

Learn the basics of sock making while creating a family heirloom. In three weeks you will have the perfect gift for the holidays! This class will also cover duplicate stitch, jogless stripes, and more.
Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi
Prerequisite skills:Knit in the round on two circulars, Dpns, magic loop.

Supplies:
  • 200 yards assorted colors of worsted weight yarn (4.5 sts/in)
  • needles to match (7 or 8)


Knitting Lab

Are you stuck in a knitting rut? Have you hit the wall on that project? Do you want to learn a new skill, but those YouTube videos just aren’t doing it for you? Well, come by for two sessions of Knitting Lab so we can get you back on track! Bring in your project and your inquiring mind. A great follow up to Knitting 101.
Instructor - TBA
Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, bind off

Supplies:
  • bring pattern with yarn and needles

Knit, Swirl Coat

Check out the droolworthy Knit, Swirl coats during our October trunk show, pick your favorite and join us for an exclusive Knit, Swirl class! Knit, Swirl jackets require only intermediate techniques, but they may seem a bit unfamiliar to the average knitter. Learn how to cast on several hundred stitches and join in the round with ease in the first class. In the second and third class you’ll delve into mirrored decreases, pseudo short-rows, twisted yarn-over increases and Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind off. By the end of the month, you should be ready to walk out in your fabulous new jacket!
Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi
Prerequisite skills: working in the round

Supplies:
  • yarn and needles for the Knit, Swirl coat of your choice


Knitting Happily Ever After - Ergonomics for Knitters

Ever know a knitter who hasn't said, "Just one more row"? Me neither! I'll bet they've also complained of aches and pains while knitting. In this class, you'll learn how knitting affects the "fabric that makes the fabric" - your body. You'll learn how knitting contributes to those aches and pains throughout your body, but more importantly, you'll learn how to reduce them. A little knowledge and some simple changes can keep you knitting happily and safely ever after. Students who've taken this class have said that it should be "required learning for all knitters regardless of experience level!" and, "it's as important as the knit and purl stitches!" This class is taught by a passionate knitter who is also a physical therapist.
Instructor - Carson Demers
Prerequisite skills: None!

Supplies:
  • Bring a project to assess its risk factors, and feel free to knit during the class

KnitteRx

Knitting is not a "no pain, no gain" activity, yet many of us take better care of our favorite stash fiber than we do the fibers that allow us to knit - our bodies. Tired muscles, sore joints, and aching backs and necks needlessly plague too many knitters. This class will teach you fun ways of "fiber care" for the most important project you make: YOU! Don't let the preventable keep you from doing what you love. Knit on, safely and comfortably!
Instructor - Carson Demers
Prerequisite skills: None!

Supplies:
  • Bring a project to assess its risk factors, and feel free to knit during the class.

KnitteRx

Knitting is not a "no pain, no gain" activity, yet many of us take better care of our favorite stash fiber than we do the fibers that allow us to knit - our bodies. Tired muscles, sore joints, and aching backs and necks needlessly plague too many knitters. This class will teach you fun ways of "fiber care" for the most important project you make: YOU! Don't let the preventable keep you from doing what you love. Knit on, safely and comfortably!
Instructor - Carson Demers
Prerequisite skills: None!

Supplies:
  • Bring a project to assess its risk factors, and feel free to knit during the class.

Machine Knitting

Knitting on speed! This self-tailored course teaches students the rarefied skill of machine knitting. Choose to focus on learning swatch techniques for textile design or acquire the skills to design and produce your own garment. You’ll be amazed at how fast and fun machine knitting can be! No experience required and all levels welcome. Students may bring their own machines or use one available in the shop. Semi-private lessons available upon request.
Instructor - Jillian Carrozza
Prerequisite skills:None!

Supplies:
  • Yarn for swatching. Yarn weight depends on machine but smooth fingering to sport weight yarn is best.
  • Knitting machine (or you can use shop machine)


Needle Felting

Come discover this simple and charming method of surface design. This felting technique does not use any water. With a special felting needle, you can apply both wool roving and yarn, to felt and other woven fabrics.
There is an additional $5 materials fee paid to the instructor.
Instructor - Sonya Philip
Prerequisite skills: None!

Supplies:
  • Materials provided ($5 fee)

Nuno Felting

Explore wet feltmaking using nuno and shibori techniques. Nuno felting is a quick process of combining silk fabric and merino wool roving into a beautiful scarf. Complete your scarf in just one class! You also will have to optiont o add extra texture to your piece with shibori tying techniques. .
Instructor - Kelsey Leib
Prerequisite skills: None!

Supplies:
  • Assorted colors of merino wool roving or one hand of hand dyed merino roving like Malabrigo Nube or Sweet Georgia roving
  • Scraps of animal fiber yarns (optional)
  • Silk chiffon/organza scarf
  • Bubble wrap
  • Old towel

Playful Pleats, Wondrous Welts

Pleat and welt (tuck) techniques fold fabric back on itself, creating flaps and corded ridges. They can be used to add or eliminate volume, shaping a peplum or neckline, giving texture to a stitch pattern or room to walk in a skirt. Learn how to create basic left and right pleats, and see how they can be combined to form knife, boxed, and inverted pleat combinations. Learn two methods for making a tuck and how to work partial row tucks, creating all-over texture.
Instructor - Beth Whiteside
Prerequisite skills: Intermediate skills including the provisional cast on.

Supplies:
  • 80 yards each in 2 colors (worsted weight)
  • US 8 (5 mm) needle 24" circular needle (or size to match yarn)
  • US 8 (5 mm) double pointed needles (or size to match yarn)
  • 24" circular needle 2 or 3 sizes smaller than other needle

  • Homework:

    With circular needle and color A, cast on 50 stitches using the provisional cast on method. Beginning with a WS row, work in stockinette stitch for 20 rows. Do not cut yarn. Please stitches on hold and bring this piece to class.



Poncho-rama

Pulled straight from silver lucy design's private collection, this stylie poncho will keep you toasty and ahead of the fashion curve! Choose classic "stripes" or make a "solid" statement - this quick poncho is made with only two skeins of super bulky yarn. Pattern included.
Instructor - Amy Chambers
Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, purl, increase, bind off

Supplies:
  • two skeins (123 yds) Cascade Magnum (2 sts/in)
  • US size 17, 24-inch circular needles

Reading Japanese Pattern Basics /Workshop

You don't read Japanese and there's this great pattern you want to make without translations! Don't despair all you need to know are the meaning of a few symbols, the logic of the method and some experience making knitted garments. It's a clear and simple system, kind of like a blueprint. Different from the "wordy" written text version of "how to make something" that we are use to. It's kind of like deciphering a secret message with a decoder ring, it's fun. Bring a project and over the last two sessions we will decode it together.
Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi
Prerequisite skills: Intermediate

Supplies:
  • tape measure with cms and inches
  • calculator
  • notebook

Reading Knitting Pattern Primer

Know how to knit? Do your needles ache for something more, but patterns leave you perplexed? Learn how to decipher the code, from finding the right yarn to understanding abbreviations. A great follow up to Knit 101.
Instructor - Sonya Philip
Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, purl, decrease, bind off

Supplies:
  • knitting pattern
  • practice yarn
  • needles to go with yarn
  • notebook

Sock it to Me!

Cold feet? Not after this class! Socks are fun and easy - especially when knit on two circular needles. You'll learn the basic principles of cuff-down sock construction: from turning the heel, to grafting the toe.
Instructor - Sonya Philip
Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off, knit in the round

Supplies:
  • 200 yds worsted weight yarn (4.5 sts/in)
  • US size 8, 16 and 24-inch circular needles

Stitch Pattern Summer School

Using Barbara Walker's classic Treasury of Knitting Patterns, we will explore a variety combination of knits and purls, with a slipped stitch or decrease thrown in for good measure! By making pattern swatches, students will gain confidence as well as knitting know how. Take one class or join all three, this class is a great follow up to Knit 101.
Instructor - Sonya Philip
Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, purl, decrease, bind off

Supplies:
  • A Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker
  • 150 yds smooth, worsted weight yarn (4.5 sts/in)
  • needles to go with yarn

Introduction to Drop Spindle Spinning

Make your own yarn! Learn to spin roving with a drop spindle, ply, and prepare yarn for knitting or crochet. We will examine yarn structure, fiber characteristics, spinning a continuous single, and making a 2-ply yarn.
Instructor - Wendy Gilmore
Prerequisite skills: None!

Supplies:
  • Drop spindle

Quarter pound of wool roving

Intermediate Drop Spindle Spinning

Hone your yarn making skills and learn Andean plying and chain plying techniques to make 2 and 3 ply yarns. A great follow up to our Intro to Spinning class.
Instructor - Wendy Gilmore
Prerequisite skills: Spinning using a drop spindle.

Supplies:
  • Drop spindle

Quarter pound of wool roving

Toe-Up Socks

Hand knitted socks are luxurious and addictive! Make a custom fitted sock from the toe up “recipe” for “plain vanilla” socks. By choosing from different cast ons and heel treatments and ending with “Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy” bind off, you can go on to knit all sorts of fancy socks! This class is a great follow up to our “Sock it to Me” class.
Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi
Prerequisite skills: Have made a sock before and can work in the round comfortably

Supplies:
  • 200 yards of worsted weight (4.5 sts/in) wool
  • needles to go with yarn - DPNs, two circulars, or magic loop

Top Down Raglan Sweater

Take your knitting to the next level with a raglan sweater! This method and style makes for a great looking sweater with minimal finishing, with your choice of a men's or women's version. Pattern is included.
Instructor - Sonya Philip
Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off, increase

Supplies:
  • sweater quantity of Aran weight yarn (4 sts/inch)
  • 16 and 29-inch circular needles in size needed to obtain correct gauge
  • tapestry needle
  • tape measure
  • scrap yarn
  • pencil & paper

Tunisian Crochet

Also known as “Afghan crochet”, Tunisian crochet uses an elongated crochet hook to quickly make unique fabric(s) that can be described as a cross between crochet and knitting. You will learn how to do the Tunisian simple stitch (Tss) and more.
Instructor - Judy Sakaguchi
Prerequisite skills: chain, sc

Supplies:
  • a ball of smooth textured worsted weight yarn
  • size “J” 6mm or “K” 6.5mm Tunisian/Afghan hook


Working in Both Directions

Knitting is a two-handed sport, and most of us play by making new stitches on the right-hand needle from old stitches held on the left-hand needle. We turn our work around and repeat, knitting from the left needle onto the right needle. But what if we could work with the RS always facing us? Without having to turn the heavy afghan with many stitches or for the bobble with few, to see the patterning in an intarsia pattern or work the units of an entrelac project. In class you will learn how to work both knit and purl stitches with the RS facing you, as well as how to decipher instructions written for standard turn-based patterns.
Instructor - Beth Whiteside
Prerequisite skills: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off.

Supplies:
  • 20-30 yards each of 2 colors (worsted weight yarn) in a light or bright color
  • size 8 or 9 needles
  • Homework: Cast on 14 stitches. Knit 4 rows.

Class Policies

  • Classes must be paid in full at the time of registration in order to hold your spot.
  • All supplies must be purchased before the class.
  • Upon signing up for a class, any changes in attendance must be made three days prior to the start of the class. If you need to cancel a class, we will issue you a store credit for the amount paid. Unfortunately, cancellations made with fewer than three days' notice result in a forfeiture of the registration fee.
  • There are no make up sessions if one of the class sessions is missed.
  • Classes have minimum enrollments; if these are not met, we reserve the right to cancel classes with 24 hours notice. Refunds for classes we cancel will be given in the method paid.